Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman holds talks with Spanish Premier Mariano Rajoyo
RIYADH, April 12 – Saudi Arabia and Spain have signed six agreements in the areas of defence, air transport, culture, technology and labour and social development. The deals were signed on Thursday, following a meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, in the Spanish capital, Madrid. They focused on the advancement of bilateral relations and cooperation.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Spain’s Defence Minister, Maria Dolores Cospedal, signed an executive summary to facilitate the necessary procedures required for the Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence to sign a contract with the Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia for the supply of warships to the Kingdom.
The Crown Prince was also present during the signing of an agreement on air transport by Dr. Majed Al-Qassabi, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Commerce and Investment; and Íñigo de la Serna, Spain’s Minister of Transport.
An executive programme for cultural cooperation was signed by Dr. Awwad Alawwad, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture and Information and Inigo Mendez de Vigo, Spain’s Minister of Education, Culture and Sports.
A memorandum of understanding on labour and social development was signed by Dr Qassabi and Fátima Bañez, Spain’s Minister of Employment and Social Security.
Khaled Al-Falih, the Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources; and Román Escolano, the Spanish Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness; signed an MoU on scientific and technical cooperation.
Another agreement between the Saudi Military Industries Company and Navantia was signed by Ahmed Al-Khatib, Chairman at Saudi Arabian Military Industries; and Esteban García Vilasánchez, President of Navantia.